Welcome to Brantholme

A dog-friendly bed & breakfast in the centre of Ambleside

Stunning Views

We boast some of the best views in Ambleside over the local fields and fells

Recently Refurbished

All of our six bedrooms and one suite were fully refurbished in 2014

Surrounded by Nature

Easily explore the Lake District from our doorstep with many local walks

About Us

Brantholme is no ordinary Ambleside B&B, we are family run and take great pride in the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere we create.

Here you’ll find the Burt family, Ian and Helen who own and manage the B&B, with their daughter Liana. Liana and her husband have two young boys and you’ll more than likely see the family dog, little Oscar, hanging around during your stay too!

Ian and Helen Burt bought Brantholme in early 2014 and after months of substantial refurbishment work, this quality Ambleside bed and breakfast was ready for business during the late Summer of 2014. Between them Ian, Helen and Liana have run and managed their own hotel and B&B businesses since 1977. Prior to that, Ian and Helen were involved in hotel management and consultancy in the Lake District and Wales.

Our Rooms

Seven spacious bedrooms with a views of the fells …


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We serve a hearty breakfast sourced locally…

Dogs Welcome

This is Oscar. He welcomes all guests and their dogs…

Eating Out

A variety of eateries are only 2 mins away…

Walks Nearby

Adventure is calling on our doorstep…

Free Wifi

A rural retreat with but still connected to technology…

Free Parking

Each room gets allocated onsite parking…

"This was our second time of staying here and it was as good as the first time. Excellent location a short few minutes walk from the main shops, restaurants and bars of Ambleside, along with amazing view of the countryside and hills from most rooms. We stayed again with our dog who was made as welcome as we were!" Lynda S


Please get in touch with us now to enquire about staying at Brantholme.

Call us on Tel: 015394 33974 or fill in the form below and we will get back to you soon.

Helen, Ian & Liana


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